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New York Times, Sunday, January 21, 2001

Author:
Con Pederson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Pederson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0121 ( 18,702 )
Across
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Flap : STIR
5
Billiard shot : MASSE
10
Shipping worries : BERGS
15
Push-ups strengthen them : PECS
19
New Rochelle college : IONA
20
Old road to Fairbanks : ALCAN
21
Fancy pourers : EWERS
22
Server's edge, on the court : ADIN
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STATE FAILS BID FOR FEDERAL FUNDING : GRANTSPASSOREGON
26
Falafel holder : PITA
27
Assign odds for : HANDICAP
28
Attorney follower : ATLAW
29
Shocker stick? : TASER
30
Stevie Wonder's "___ Three Words" : THESE
31
STATE DESTROYED BY MOUNTAIN LIONS : CATSKILLNEWYORK
35
Grp. concerned with clubs : PGA
37
Pink : ROSE
38
"Von ___ Express" (1965 film) : RYANS
39
Bossa nova's Mendes : SERGIO
43
It's left to an ox : HAW
44
Is behind : TRAILS
47
STATE TOURISM INCREASES AMONG ORDINARY FOLK : PLAINVIEWNEBRASKA
51
Wall Streeter's deg. : MBA
54
Of the same sort : AKIN
55
Plus more: Abbr. : ETAL
56
Pretty up : PRIMP
57
"___ Herr" ("Cabaret" tune) : MEIN
58
Heap : TON
59
One wearing pyjamas? : BRIT
60
When all hands meet : NOON
61
Ostentatious : GLITZY
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PARISIAN TEAM HANDILY DEFEATS ALL-STATE SQUAD : FRENCHLICKINDIANA
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Wal-Mart and Walgreens : CHAINS
70
Connors contemporary : ASHE
71
New coin : EURO
72
University offering : PHD
75
Symbol of goodness : HALO
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Jazz pianist with eight Grammys : COREA
78
Alternative to Kodak or Fuji : AGFA
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Longtime Big Apple restaurateur : SHOR
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Poorly : ILL
81
CITY AGENCY DECEIVES STATE LEGISLATURE : COUNCILBLUFFSIOWA
85
Bestows, biblically : GIVETH
86
"The X-Files" extras, briefly : ETS
87
Search (out) : FERRET
88
Toro competitor : DEERE
90
Emphatic no : VETO
92
Routine perfection? : TEN
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RELIGIOUS PILGRIMAGE UNDER WAY THROUGHOUT STATE : HOLYCROSSALASKA
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"___ Calloways" (Disney film) : THOSE
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Begin a revolt : ARISE
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Closes up, perhaps : HEALS
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Places for some pairs : ICERINKS
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A dime a dozen, e.g. : RATE
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TRIBE MEMBERS HOLD RAUCOUS STATEWIDE CELEBRATION : PAWNEEROCKKANSAS
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River to the Fulda : EDER
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Hall-of-Famer with 3,154 hits : BRETT
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Turning point? : ANKLE
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French bean : TETE
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It reproduces by spores : MOSS
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Actress Allgood and others : SARAS
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Acted (as) : POSED
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"Nana" star Anna : STEN
Down
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Pupils take part in it : SIGHT
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Numbers holder? : TORAH
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Ludicrous : INANE
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Shoemakers' leather strips : RANDS
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Like some names: Abbr. : MASC
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Silky-fleeced animal : ALPACA
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___ Flow (British naval base site) : SCAPA
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Intl. carrier : SAS
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Starfleet Academy grad. : ENS
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Irish Prime Minister Ahern : BERTIE
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"The Seven Year Itch" co-star Tom : EWELL
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Far from base : REGAL
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Unlike a child : GROWN
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W-2 info : SSN
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Thick-rinded fruits : PAPAYAS
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Prolific patentee : EDISON
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Some ticket writers : CITERS
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Carroll quarry : SNARK
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Dresser-top item : TIEPIN
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Dumbarton ___ (D.C. estate) : OAKS
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Choreographer Tharp : TWYLA
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Dragnet : TRAWL
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In the ground, in a way : SOWN
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Quarterback Kramer : ERIK
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Wields a scepter : GOVERNS
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Have words, so to speak : SPAT
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City on the Humboldt : ELKO
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Drops from above : RAINFALL
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Become empty-handed? : GIN
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Blueberry's family : HEATH
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Lopez of pop : TRINI
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Butter : RAM
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Slithering striker : ASP
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Suffix with arthr- : ITIC
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Momentous : EPOCHAL
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Strapped : BROKE
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"A mighty fortress is our God," e.g. : METAPHOR
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Show ___ : BIZ
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At-cost connection : ANY
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Like some mus. keys : MIN
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Poor Richard, really : BEN
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Japanese-American : NISEI
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One with a great view of a zoo? : GIRAFFE
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Thai tongue : LAO
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Océano feeder : RIO
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Tough, durable wood : LARCH
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Warm, sweetened wine drink : NEGUS
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Heinie : DUFF
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Bears' home, briefly : CHI
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Prince of the theater : HAL
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Victor at Brandywine : HOWE
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"Phooey!" : DRAT
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Prompt : CUE
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Mich. neighbor : ONT
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A chorus line? : ALTOS
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Round Table address : SIR
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Irresistibly fascinating woman : CIRCE
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In preference to : OVER
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Kind of test : BETA
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Nissan offering : SENTRA
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Wonders of nature : GEYSERS
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El ___ : DORADO
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Power groups : ELITES
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Parking meeters? : VALETS
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If not : ELSE
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Take on : TACKLE
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Part of a Mideast palace : HAREM
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"Ten North Frederick" writer : OHARA
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Ratty place : SEWER
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Sack toter : SANTA
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Thrills : KICKS
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Some people can't take them : HINTS
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Inception : ONSET
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Play in the N.H.L. : SKATE
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Bad ___ (Lower Saxony city) : ESSEN
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Scratched (out) : EKED
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It doesn't air ads : PBS
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Talk to a beat : RAP
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John Lennon's middle name : ONO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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